Search Results: "Taylor M. Polites"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REBEL WIFE by Taylor M. Polites
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"This feverishly static tale offers obvious lessons in sin and freedom."
Widowed in postwar Alabama, with fever raging and no one to trust but a freed slave, Augusta (Gus) Branson needs to find her future, in this heavily atmospheric Southern gothic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Useful and easy reading, this evaluation of Lee as a gifted soldier and a Christian gentleman of character and humility does not provide many new insights nor convincingly refute the claims of Lee's critics."
A new study that defends the South's greatest icon against the negative assessment promulgated by such revisionist biographies as Thomas Connelly's The Marble Man (1977). Read full book review >

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WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD by John M. Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"An orthodox but sensible treatment of a dedicated politician- statesman who was sometimes too clever and complex for his own good. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. Read full book review >

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THE MARROWBONE MARBLE COMPANY by M. Glenn Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2010

"A huge ensemble cast and a complex social narrative may put casual readers off, but the rewards for those who see this one through are satisfying indeed."
A giant of a man seeks his fortune in the hills of West Virginia. Read full book review >

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IT’S HARD TO HURRY WHEN YOU’RE A SNAIL by Dorothy M. Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"A poster of Noah and the animals is included. (Religion/picture book. 3-5)"
A shy snail sets off on a mysterious journey in this story that concludes with the surprise appearance of Noah and his Ark. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS ON THE MARCH by Derek Taylor Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"A joke that is on its way to wearing thin. (website) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A new semester of "learning, horror, and mayhem" at a school where all the faculty and half of the students are monsters, the narrator is a ghost and the Locker of Infinite Oblivion is just one of the dark fates awaiting incautious passersby. Read full book review >

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The Awakening of Adam Capello by M. W. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"A well-conceived sci-fi exploration of the human mind and its capacity for empathy."
A speculative and introspective debut novel about what past lives can tell people about themselves and their futures. Read full book review >

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LABYRINTH by Taylor Branch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 1982

"Exhaustively researched, well-written, and spooky."
A sober, unsensational "inside" account of the Orlando Letelier case, co-authored by the federal prosecutor who handled it from the day when the Chilean ex-diplomat and an assistant were killed by a car bomb in the middle of Washington, D.C. The title is apt. Read full book review >

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SCARY SCHOOL by Derek Taylor Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2011

"Familiar light fare for fans of the Wayside and Bailey School series, the Zack Files, Ghostville Elementary, etc., etc. (Funny horror. 8-11)"
Kent takes school integration to a new level with breezy tales of "learning, horror, and mayhem" at a grade school attended by a mix of humans and monsters. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >